Lisa’s Pizza Bowl

Pizza Bowl? Yes this is pizza without a crust. I was inspired by my friend Lisa that ordered this at a pizza restaurant in Louisiana. I knew once she sent me a photo that I could create this delicious low carb dish. Thank you Lisa and Happy Birthday!


Ingredients:

1/4 cup Pizza sauce, look at the back and use the one with the lowest carbs on the nutrition label, I used Contadina

Mozzarella cheese

Pizza toppings of your choice, I used meatballs and onions (I forgot my mushrooms)

Italian Seasoning, optional 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 


 In a small bowl/dish, spread 1/4 sauce in the bottom of your bowl. Add your pizza toppings. I had planned on using mushrooms but I forgot to add them. Cover in mozzarella cheese and bake 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning if desired. Serve with a tossed salad using low carb dressing to round out your meal. This pizza bowl was 6 total carbs. Depending on what you chose for your toppings, it will determine your carbs. For example, red peppers have more carbs than green peppers. Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

  
I love Buffalo Chicken anything. This recipe was adapted from a buffalo chicken dip I make. I have been making this pizza for years and I have made it on several different kinds of pizza crust from store bought to homemade, this is one great pizza. It’s my most requested dish from my family and friends. They LOVE it. 

  
Ingredients:

1 rotisserie chicken, cooled, skin removed and shredded 

1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, room temperature 

1 cup of Buffalo Wing Sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays

3 celery stalks, chopped fine

4 scallions, one more, snip both white and green parts into small pieces (I always use kitchen shears)

2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated or more, I always use skim (I never really measure cheese) 

1/2 cup Bleu Cheese crumbles 

1 pizza crust, I have made my own and used Boboli, either one is great

  
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Before you take the skin off of your chicken and shred the meat, make sure it’s cool or cold or you will burn your fingers. Don’t ask me how I know this information. 😉  I often buy my chickens a day ahead and refrigerate them. In a sauce pan, melt cream cheese into the Buffalo Wing Sauce, stirring it occasionally. Once the cream cheese and wing sauce are incorporated, add the shredded chicken to the sauce. Add celery and combine. Spread the mixture evenly on top of the pizza crust. Cover with scallions and mozzarella cheese.  Sprinkle with bleu cheese crumbles and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. I have baked this pizza on a pizza stone and on the aluminum pans with holes on the bottom (found at the grocery store where disposable pans are sold). Slice into wedges and enjoy. This is the best Buffalo Chicken Pizza you have ever eaten. Enjoy!

  

Breakfast Pizza

I love pizza. I was actually thinking of another recipe when this idea popped into my head. I mentioned the recipe to my little ones and they loved the idea. Just like any pizza, the toppings are whatever you want them to be. The pizza I made had the kids favorite, bacon and breakfast sausage. This can be made vegetarian by just using veggies. The combinations are endless.

Ingredients for crust:
1/2 bag of frozen hash browns
Disposable pizza pan, I used Hefty

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Break apart frozen hash browns and microwave in the oven to thaw them out. Place thawed hash browns on pizza pans to form a crust. They will not be cooked. Bake for 10 minutes. Next, turn on the broiler and brown them for at least 8-10 minutes. You want brown so they do not get soggy after adding your eggs. See picture below, please excuse the shadow of my hand.

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Pizza Ingredients:
9 eggs, scrambled, I used jumbo

Scramble eggs and pour over browned hash browns. You want to cover the surface of the hash browns.

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Toppings:
2 cups of cheese, I used sharp cheddar, use what you like
6 precooked breakfast sausage links, cut with kitchen shears
4 slices of bacon, cooked, broken into pieces
*Any topping you like on pizzas, veggies, ham, etc.

Put your toppings on top of the egg mixture and cover with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until egg is cooked and set. Slice and serve. I had this for dinner one night with a salad. Enjoy!

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